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Ruby Hack Night

Hey all,

We are hosting a hack night the first Tuesday of every month here at the Influitive office. The idea behind this event is to get new and experienced Ruby developers to connect, find interesting projects to work on, and show off cool things they found over the course of the night.

Each hack night, anyone who wants to lead a project can write their idea on the whiteboard, and spend 5-10 minutes describing what they want to work on. Anyone attending can join up with any of the leaders, and we'll break into 4-5 groups each working on a cool, interesting problem.

Here's the structure we'll be working with for each Hack Night:

  • 6:30 - 7:00 - Leaders present their ideas for projects to work on
  • 7:00 - 9:30 - Break into groups, work on projects
  • 9:30 - 10:00 - Each group takes 5-10 minutes to present what they worked on and interesting things they learned or discovered.

We're going to focus on teaming up newer Ruby developers with more experienced devs. Developers of any skill level are welcome to attend.

If you're interested in leading a project, come in with your ideas and be ready to describe why you think it would be a cool learning opportunity for Ruby developers.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

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  • Oz N.

    Are absolute beginners welcome? I've been working with html+css for a while but I literally started learning Ruby yesterday :) I would love to come in and just watch and learn though, if that is possible. I would not want to be a member of a team simply because I don't want to be a deadweight, but if it's a spectating sport, I'm there! (I'll probably pick some people's brains at some point to get tips on how best to go about learning ruby as well, but that is mostly besides the point)

    March 27, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hey Oz, I don't see why not. If anything, you can pick my brain (just not too deep) ;)

      1 · March 28, 2013

    • Arturo

      Everybody is welcome, even people who are beginning to consider learning Ruby

      1 · March 28, 2013

  • Arturo

    time to get rubinitis

    March 27, 2013

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Our Sponsors

  • Shopify

    Shopify is providing us a venue and food for our Hack night.

  • Remarkable Labs

    Remarkable Labs is providing the brigade financial assistance

  • Ryatta Group

    David Andrews is providing the workshop series at our Hack nights

  • Lighthouse Labs

    Lighthouse Labs hosts our monthly Tech Talk nights

  • Rails Girls TO

    We are proud to be community partners with Rails Girls TO!

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